(Without too much thinking about it, I grabbed the first image from each month that spoke to me. I love what emerged!) Oh what a year that was! At the beginning of last year, I made a toast to, and set an intention for adventure. And adventure I got in 2015! Bali (Bali! Did I really go to Bali?), my first trip to the West Coast, my first trip alone with Steve in fifteen years, the beginnings of a high school adventure for our family, a new job for Papa, many solo overnight trips with each kiddo, and oh my goodness, so many other things along the way. It was a full year, to say the least, and frankly, at the end of it - feeling under the weather still to boot - I'm exhausted from all that this year held for us! We celebrated New Year's Eve in a very different fashion than usual for us this year - quietly at home, just the eight of us. I missed the big crew and the lively festivities that usually happen here with all those we love, and we'll get back to that soon enough. But last night, for this moment in time, and into this new year, I'm intending and toasting to quiet intimacy for our little crew. With each other, here at home. Because surely there are many more exciting life adventures in store for us in 2016, many of which we can't even begin to imagine yet. But I hope and intend to be certain we always have a healthy balance of home, peace, and our connection to each other. That's just how we'll kick off this year.
Cheers to 2016! And Cheers to you, friends, for your thoughtful connection to this space I treasure so dearly!